This list of the 25 most skateable shoes of all time showcases the similarities between basketball sneakers and skate shoes, with a focus on technology and new materials throughout the last six decades. We called upon the shoes that left historic impressions on skateboarding and popular culture or the classics that were copied again and again. With only 25 to choose from not every brand made the list, but we’re sure you’ll agree with The 25 Most Skateable Shoes of All Time.
Reggie Altema is a Haitian writer from New Jersey who grew up obsessed with music and skateboarding but despised east coast winters, so the former Fat Beats New York employee escaped to Los Angeles where he could skate all year round. When he’s not out walking his pitbulls, he listens to Bebop and contributes to ESPN Skateboarding and Sneaker Report.